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To those who had been to Phuket, I bet you had been to these places or maybe not. Spending your holidays in Phuket would be so much joy but not if you’re shopaholic. You must be wondering where is the place that you can shop a fancy local cloth or a street local style. There are more than 10 places that you must visit while you are in Phuket!
This article will share with you more than 10 places where you can splurge your money!
1) Phuket Weekend Market
If you love to bargain and shop along the street, you can go to Phuket Weekend Market.
Phuket Weekend Market is also known as a Night Market. If you want to experience a real life of the local, well this is the right place. It is located outside Phuket City near Naka Temple. This market not only sell fresh food but there are also stalls that selling fruit and snacks such as noodles, corn and fried insects!
You can also shop while enjoying the colourful building and around you or maybe can take a photo as a memory. No one will stop your, don’t worry!
- Open on Saturday and Sunday at 4pm-11pm.
- Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand.
2) Banzaan Market
If you’re looking for a night market with a pleasant environment, you can visit Banzaan Market.
Banzaan Market is a modern fresh market. This market will give you a unique experiences? Why? It is divided into a several zones. The first floor is focusing on selling fresh food such as meat, fish, vegetables and other cooking ingredients.
The exciting thing about this place is the Green area. If you’re wishing to cook a local Tom Yum, well Banzaan is the best place for you to buy curry leaves, lemongrass and also kafir lime!
You will definitely be surprised when you take the escalator to the second floor. There are bunch of stalls and will make you get confused which one to choose BUT most importantly don’t forget to visit stalls that sell locally made clothes with and affordable price.
- Open daily from 6am to 9pm
- Located at 181 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd, Patong Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
3) Phuket Old Town Handicraft Shop
Looking for a place to buy a local handmade handicraft to bring home? Well we got you cover! You can pay a visit to Phuket Old town Handicraft Shop.
If your family or friends asked you for souvenirs and make you panicked about it, don’t worry! Phuket is not always about the beach or the foods, Phuket Old Town has many ethereal handmade handicraft stores and also textile shops. It is exciting right? You can find all these handicrafts along the streets of Phang Nga and Yaowarat roads.
The shop is located at Yaowarat Road, Rasada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
4) Chan’s Antique House
It is a family business that has been running for decades. They are only selling a selected quality antique crafts from Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
Women will get thrilled about this. You can find marble, wooden, bronze and stoneware Buddha images at Chan’s Antique House. You also can find a different replicated pieces in a separate zone of this showroom.
- Open on Monday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm
- Located at Highway 402, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- You can call them at +66 (0)76 261 416
5) Turtle Village
Turtle Village is a 2-storey complex building that is built around a central plaza. The shops and restaurants at Turtle Village is known as an upmarket that are appealing mainly to guests of 5-star beach resorts.
You can easily find imported food items, fresh produce and household items at the basement level. Fashionwear, souvenirs, jewels and spa products are also available here.
6) Central Festival Phuket
You need a cool air? Well you can go to Central Festival Phuket, It is an air-conditioned shopping mall outside outside Phuket Town. You can find hundreds of shopping outlets at this shopping complex!
You can spend your whole day because it has many international restaurants and entertainment options. Make sure you keep some of your money to shopping because this shopping mall offer a wide variety ranging from fashion to electronics and books.
- Open daily from 10.30 to 10pm
- Located at 74, 75 Wichitsongkram Rd, Wuchit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- You can call at +66 (0)76 603 333
7) Jungceylon Shopping Mall
You still want to shop at a shopping mall because you want the air-conditioner? Well, Jungceylon is here for you!
Located opposite Bangla Road in Patong, Jungceylon Shopping Mall is another modern complex building in Phuket. The famous tenants are Robinson and BIg C Extra Supermarket! It is not only attract the tourists but most of the local people also shop here.
You can splurge your money over 200 outlets that offering you a brand-name clothing, electrical goods, perfumes and also cosmetics! Feel hungry while shopping? You can take a break at the bars, any restaurants that you find tempting and also the coffee shops that serve Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisine.
- Open daily from 11am to 10pm
- Located at 181 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, PAtong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Call at +66 (0)76 600 111
7) Karon Temple Market
Still could not get over the street market? You can have the local experience while shopping at Karon Temple Market.
Karon Temple Market is a tourist-oriented place. If you go here, you can find Thai-style bags, sarongs, multi-coloured swimsuits and not to forget, the fluorescent Singha Beer sleeveless T-shirts.
It opens twice a week (Tuesday and Friday) within the temple grounds area. You can also taste a local food and snap a real insight local culture into a beautiful photo.
8) Soul of Asia
You are looking for exclusive interior decorations? Soul of Asia is here for you!
Soul of Asia showcased master and antique paintings. If you are an art lover, you MUST come here to learn more about the local antique paintings that are rarely found in other places. You also can find many Asian art, Chinese antique furniture and also magnificent porcelain ceramics.
- Located at 5/50 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Call them at +66 (0)76 271 629
9) OTOP Market
When we say Phuket or Thailand, of course it is known for the local market. You want to buy a traditional handicrafts or silk garments? OTOP Market is here for you!
OTOP is for ‘One Tambon One Product’, it is a Patong shopping paradise. The famous MUST BUY items are the traditional handicrafts made but the local and also the silk garments that comes in a variety of design. OTOP Market will give you a diverse traditions experience while fulfilling your desire in shopping.
- Easily found at the opposite Hard Rock Cafe Phuket on Rat-U-Thit Road
10) Indy Market Phuket
Tired of buying clothes? You need something different? You can find it at Indy Market Phuket.
This is a place where the locals come to enjoy themselves with live performances and also the entertaining mix of vendors.
Items that are sold here is extremely low price and you will find yourself excitedly pick everything! You can have a customised souvenirs and give them to your loves ones. What is the item that you MUST BUY? It is definitely the customised handmade key rings and the single rice grain with your name stencilled onto it.
- You can find Indy Market only 10 minutes drive from Rassada Pier
11) Banana Walk
The modern high roofed glass ceiling and colourful lighting will give you a feeling of entering a spaceship.
This beachfront shopping centre is located amidst Phuket’s spirited party hotspots. Lifestyle brands, local cosmetics, wine cellar, Banana Walk has it all!
The MUST BUY items are fashion wear and cosmetics!
- It is located across the road from Patong beach
12) Peach Thai Tailor
You want to be fitted with tailored clothing in Phuket? Mr Jaroon and his family can help you.
Peach Thai Tailor offers local and tourist a personal service and friendly advice with no pressure at all! Although the business has been running for several decades but their designs follow the latest European fashion trends.
- Open from Monday-Saturday at 8.30am to 6pm
- Located at 6/1 Ririraj Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Call them at +66 (0)81 892 4126
13) Premium Outlet Phuket
Premium Outlet Phuket will make you crazy with the discounts of up to 70% at many of the stores!
It is deals in authentic brand-name clothing and sports accessories at a bargain price! You can buy Lacostes, Hush Puppies, Nike, Levi’s and also Thai brands with a special price and I’m sure you will go home with an extra luggage.
- Open daily from 10am to 9pm
- Located at 888/1 Moo 2 Koh Gaew, Muang, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
- If you got lost, you call them at +66 90)76 350 500
14) Chillva Market
Chill-va is a trendy nightmarket with a Bohemian vibe. It beats most of other night markets in Phuket.
The best to visit Chillva Market is on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. It is best to shop when the flea market comes to town and you can spend your time there to try the variety of foods and try the Bohemian style at the fashion stalls.
You can find a stage of pond at the heart of the market and enjoying the live performance to take away your stress from the city!
- Open from Monday-Saturday at 5pm to 11pm
- Located at 141/2 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
15) Walking Street
As you walk through Thalang Road, you can witness stalls with a mix of cultures like Muslim, Thai, Chinese and also Indian.
This weekly market will help you to experience the best of Thai traditional items such as the local handicrafts and also the culinary specialities. Who said shopping is about the clothes only?
You MUST BUY custom-made flip flops, fancy jewellery and local handicrafts
- Located 7 minutes walk from the Phuket Town Central Market
- Open weekly
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